(Closed) iPad 2 or a new desktop?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which one?
    iPad : (5 votes)
    24 %
    computer : (16 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love my iPad. You can take it everywhere, it’s easy to take around the house, you can download movies for roadtrips, you can use it for ebooks, best for if you just like to play around on the internet (not for doing anything Word related)…..I always take it when I travel instead of a laptop!

    Post # 4
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    As long as you have a computer already, I’d get the iPad2. I use mine all the time. It does not replace a computer though.

    Post # 5
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I love my iPad!

    Post # 6
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I also love my iPad, but if you need a new computer I would get a MacBook pro or MacBook air. The iPad is awesome but it doesn’t fully replace a computer.

    Post # 7
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Omg, I read that as “Thanks for POOPing out my kid” at first.  I need to go to bed.

    My mom had an ipad2 and it’s great!  I don’t think I could live without my laptop, though….if you already have a laptop of some sort, maybe go for the ipad!

    Post # 10
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    if you already have a laptop and you feel that certain things are better done on a desktop then i think you should get a desktop instead of a ipad.

    i have a macbook and it was a pain to do certain things on it.  i bought an imac (i know you said you don’t want a mac).  i have windows 7 installed on it because not every program is available on mac and plus i use a windows comp at work and i sometimes connect to it from home.

    i’m using the imac right now because i need to use indesign to do invitations but last night i was really cold and tired so i sat in bed with the laptop. 

    my laptop is small enough to take with me most places and i am able to do more on it than an ipad.  i also have an iphone so i can do a few things on it.

    i didn’t feel a need for an ipad.  my little sis carried a macbook, ipad, iphone, and blackberry when she travels for work.  it’s just too much to keep track of.

    Post # 11
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have a desktop, a laptop, an iPad2 and an iPhone. Can we say spoiled? I haven’t touched my desktop in 3+ years. My laptop is on 24/7 I swear (it’s an HP, a total workhorse and I don’t think I could live without it). I use my iPad in the kitchen and to play games before bed. I use my iPhone constantly (not just as a phone, it’s really a mini computer with a phone function that occasionally gets used). If I had to ditch one, it would be my desktop 100%. If I then had to get rid of another, it would be my iPad, I love it, but it’s a frill. I couldn’t live without my laptop or my iPhone.

    Post # 12
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m struggling with the same decision! My laptop is accent, I have PowerBook G4 from 2005. 

    While the iPad would be really nice, as I could keep my photography portfolio on it for client meetings, that’s literally the only advantage I can find for getting it over a new iMac. Plus, I need a new iPhone and it won’t sync with my accent computer, so if I get a new desktop, and new phone is right along with it!

    Darling Husband has a Kindle Fire and I loaded some photos on it and it works like gem, so I will just use that for business purposes.

    Now I just have to save for the iMac/iPhone!

    EDIT: I saw that you’re a gamer, think about how AMAZING your games would look on a new sweet desktop!

    Post # 13
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d get the computer because it sounds like you need one. To me, the iPad isn’t as lucrative as a fully functioning computer. Then again, this is coming from someone who also needs a new computer and doesn’t have an iPad (though my brother does, it’s cool.) So take it for what it’s worth. 🙂

    Post # 14
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think that you should go with a laptop that has pad capability.  I just saw one on the HP site and I have been drooling over it.  That way you get the best of both worlds.  I personally think you would get more use out of a desk top or a lap top, then later get the ipad or iphone.  I think they are great additions, but not great substitutions.

    Post # 15
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Since you’re a gamer, go with the desktop.  I think there are a lot of people whose computing needs are easily satisfied with an ipad.  It doesn’t sound like you’re one of them.  If you’re doing powerful stuff the desktop is the better investment.

    Post # 16
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have a desktop, laptop, ipad2 and smartphone…. I would totally give up my desktop in a hot second if I had to choose between the two. I love my iPad and am on it right now actually! Lol

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